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March 11, 2021

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Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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One Year Later: A health system's view from the COVID-19 pandemic

It has been one year since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic because of the novel coronavirus. Scroll through a visual story recapping the highs and lows of the year. Meanwhile, USC is working with the county's public health department to study how COVID-19 exposed social inequities; and read about how researchers are using artificial intelligence to predict severity of hospitalization from COVID-19.

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Steven Shapiro named first USC senior vice president for health affairs

Steven D. Shapiro, executive vice president and chief medical and scientific officer of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and president of its Health Services Division, has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president for health affairs at USC, President Carol L. Folt announced March 11. He will report to the president and begin his new role on May 15.

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USC Blood and Marrow Transplant program is top in nation for adult allogeneic transplants

The USC Blood and Marrow Transplant program has the highest one-year survival rate among adult allogeneic transplant patients in the nation, a feat that can be attributed to excellent teamwork and solid protocols.

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Access to cholesterol-lowering drugs worse in Latino neighborhoods with high noncitizen share

Cholesterol-lowering statins are a critical tool in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. But a new USC study has found that neighborhoods with large noncitizen populations have much higher rates of statin nonadherence than Latino neighborhoods with fewer noncitizens.

Featured Event

Healthy at Home Habits Webinar

Date: Tuesday, March 16

Time: Noon

Location: Zoom webinar

Sponsors: USC Center for Work & Family Life, Dining/Hospitality, Recreational Sports, Occupational Therapy, and Health Plans

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